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Customs and traditions European Politics

Jean Raspail, a pessimistic visionary

In his visionary 1973 novel The Camp of the Saints, Jean Raspail predicted the downfall of Europe due to uncontrolled mass immigration.

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Spanish politics

Minister reminds colleague there’s no slavery in Spain

The Spanish Minister of Agriculture disagrees with the Minister of Labor and Social Economy about slavery in modern Spain.

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Customs and traditions European Politics

Less sexual discrimination, but more censorship in Switzerland

Swiss recently voted to make sexual discrimination illegal. What are the implications of that decision?

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Personal experiences Spanish politics

Communist comments about teleworking

Spain’s labor laws are very protective of workers, and a communist Minister of Labor is unlikely to change that.

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Taiwanese politics

Another embarrassing defeat for the KMT in Taiwan

The removal of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu from office is also related to China.

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European Politics Personal experiences

Why I like Danes

Read some facts, anecdotes and very personal views about the author’s favorite neighboring country Denmark.

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European history European Politics

Trianon: Hungary’s dismemberment after WWI

The Treaty of Trianon, which Budapest was forced to sign 100 years ago, marked the end of historical Hungary.

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Personal experiences Spanish politics

How Chinese in Spain responded to the coronavirus

After two and a half months of lockdown, one June 1st the autonomous community Valencia entered phase two of the transition process, back to normality after the strict pandemic lockdown since mid-March. Although some businesses did so earlier, all the survivors have now reopened. Of course, this includes those run by foreigners. Nowadays, the Chinese […]

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European Politics Latin American Politics

Uruguay, no longer the Switzerland of South America

Uruguay long deserved its reputation of being the “Switzerland of South America”. Unfortunately, in recent years it has become a drug hub.

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Media and entertainment US politics

Dirty Harry turns 90

A tribute to Clint Eastwood on his 90th birthday